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Clinical pharmacy input into the admission medication reconciliation process in Ireland
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|Title: ||Clinical pharmacy input into the admission medication reconciliation process in Ireland|
|Affiliation: ||Naas General Hospital|
|Issue Date: ||4-Feb-2010 |
|Type: ||Meetings and Proceedings|
|Description: ||Abstract of a paper presented at the Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK and Ireland) Conference, London, 4 Feb 2010. A prospective, observational survey was undertaken across two study sites in Ireland. Adults admitted via the emergency department, from a non-acute setting, who reported the use of at least three regular prescription medications, were eligible for inclusion. Medication reconciliation was provided by clinical pharmacists to randomly-selected patients within 24-hours of admission. 134 patients, involving 1555 medications, were included in the survey. Over 97% of patients and 58% of medications required medication reconciliation. Over 90% of patients and 28% of medications warranted clinical pharmacy input. In total, 227 (50%) suggested interventions were amended. Concludes that this study provides an evidence base for clinical pharmacy input in admission medication reconciliation in Ireland.|
|Appears in Collections: ||Naas General Hospital|
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